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I'm grateful for you crusty old bats - page 9

Nowhere else is it permissible to crack up over a death. Nowhere else are gross things normal. Nowhere else can I vent about a ream of awful prima donna patients without being told I have no... Read More

  1. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from kp1987
    I wish there were more crusty old bats on my unit. Sigh.
    Bless you,,,,,:-) Most of us crusties love to work with young'uns who value experience.
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  2. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from GrnTea
    The answer lies in the wisdom of a therapist I knew once: The time to do something is when you can't NOT do it anymore. If you feel sufficiently crusty and old, copy the siggy line and make it your own! That's what they told me when I asked.
    I want my own siggy line!!!! :

    DON'T go in with a chip; come with a bat, and use it when necessary.

    Does this qualify for the society???
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  3. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    I want my own siggy line!!!! :

    DON'T go in with a chip; come with a bat, and use it when necessary.

    Does this qualify for the society???

    There is no governing body, dues, or bylaws. Though mutually supportive and collegial, we are completely anarchistic. If you feel old enough and crusty enough to be one, that's entirely your decision. Happy to call you a friend

    AN has limits on how big your siggy can be-- mine used to be wider with more decorative characters on either end, but it got slimmed down with an upgrade somewhere along the way. You are welcome to copy and paste and modify or not, as the spirit moves you!
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  4. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    Quote from uRNmyway
    When exactly does one become a COB? Can someone be a crusty bat without having the DOB to go with it?
    Oh, and I want to thank all the Crusty Ones I worked with for not eating me when I was an annoying newb with too many questions. And to the current Ones, I greatly appreciate all your pearls of wisdom :-!
    I didn't ask anyone before I assigned myself the title. If the shoe fits . . . .

    (Although I WAS called one a time or two first.)
    Last edit by Ruby Vee on Jan 30, '14 : Reason: Because I can
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  5. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from Ruby Vee
    I didn't ask anyone before I assigned myself the title. If the shoe fits . . . . (Although I WAS called one a time or two first.)
    I remember when that happened, lol...you DO wear it proud!
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  6. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from GrnTea

    There is no governing body, dues, or bylaws. Though mutually supportive and collegial, we are completely anarchistic. If you feel old enough and crusty enough to be one, that's entirely your decision. Happy to call you a friend
    I heartily endorse this sentiment. We have members who've customized their sig line with words like "future" and "emeritus" for our retired C.O.B.s. I've got a few faves from my youth who are beloved posthumously inducted crusties. I don't think they'll mind.
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  7. Visit  mclennan profile page
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    Thanks COBs, for kicking my sorry little new grad behind when I first started down this twisted road! And for not keeping your mouths shut!

    Well on my way to COB status myself.....the 8 year anniversary of my passing that god forsaken NCLEX looms....but I feel like it's been a century of one meat grinder after another. Wouldn't have made it this far without crusty old bats!!!! *kowtow*
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  8. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from GrnTea
    There is no governing body, dues, or bylaws. Though mutually supportive and collegial, we are completely anarchistic. If you feel old enough and crusty enough to be one, that's entirely your decision. Happy to call you a friend

    AN has limits on how big your siggy can be-- mine used to be wider with more decorative characters on either end, but it got slimmed down with an upgrade somewhere along the way. You are welcome to copy and paste and modify or not, as the spirit moves you!

    Actually, there are dues. Membership is $1000/year, payable to "OCNRN63." I'm the treasurer.
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  9. Visit  Lev <3 profile page
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    Quote from Ruby Vee
    I didn't ask anyone before I assigned myself the title. If the shoe fits . . . .

    (Although I WAS called one a time or two first.)

    Last edit by Ruby Vee on Jan 30 : Reason: Because I can
    LOL Ruby Vee I just saw your edit reason. "Because I can" LOL LOL
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  10. Visit  JBudd profile page
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    I think my crust is all barnacles....

    does that make me a barn bat?
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